Caregiving is an essential role that many people find themselves filling, whether planned or unexpected. For most, caregiving responsibility is not considered until someone you love needs care. But no matter your case, once the responsibility presents itself, it is essential to approach caring for your loved one with diligence. Becoming a caregiver for a…

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Caring for an aging parent or child with special needs is a journey that can be both rewarding and challenging. Caring for an elder or a child with special needs, can result in challenges and difficulties that can ultimately take a toll on your physical health and emotional wellbeing. Certain emotions such as grief, hopelessness,…

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Grief, loss, and caregiving: A Discussion with Stephanie Erickson and Dr. Eboni Green   Stephanie Erickson- Author of the book Plan for Aging Well I’m Stephanie Erickson. I’m the author of the book Plan for Aging Well and a caregiving expert and a clinical social worker. Today, though, we’re not talking about fun, happy things,…

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If you are one of the millions of caregivers who is spending more time at home due to the pandemic, you might feel like you are going to climb the walls. Yet, it is possible to stay healthy while you are at home. For example, you might consider designing a plan that includes a variety…

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  We have picked up on a few trends that seem to be rapidly changing the way long-term care organizations approach their services. The following are some of the newest trends in family caregiving and how you can adapt to them. Please check out our new video.  

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Grief is an emotion that is not exclusively associated with losing someone you love. In fact, you may find that you experience grief when you change jobs, (i.e. retirement or being fired) or when there is a significant change in you or your loved one’s physical or mental health. For caregiver Donna O’Donnell Figurski, grief…

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  According to the World Health Organization, chronic diseases are the number one threat to human health. These chronic inflammation diseases include diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis and joint diseases, and strokes.  Diet can have a large influence on prevention of these inflammatory diseases. Incorporating anti-inflammatory foods to your diet and avoiding inflammatory foods is an…

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After intensive surgery, it’s vital to take post-operative care seriously. Nutrition is one of the most critical aspects of ensuring that the body has everything that it needs to heal. The American Cancer Society highly recommends a proper nutrition-filled diet to rebuild tissue and ultimately regain your strength. However, there is a lot of food…

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